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Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - John Setear - Goodreads

This book is a blend of a father-daughter memoir (from the daughter's point of view) and a social history of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There's not much science or politics, except for the author ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Glorious.Clio - Goodreads

A personalized history of JPL (which quite often acts as a memoir), Lord outlines the Lab's history. Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Josephine Ensign - Goodreads

This really isn't a memoir as it is billed. Although MG Lord frames the book within her own childhood (trying to understand her father who works in 'rocket science') it is really about cultural shifts ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Black Elephants - Goodreads

MG Lord examines her childhood relationship with her remote father as a way of understanding the changes that rock the space engineering community from the Cold War to and present. What I liked most ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

Pretty good memoir/history related to the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and the government's rocket department through the decades. Lord's dad worked at JPL for many years and the early part of the book is ... Read full review


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